WASHINGTON (February 11, 2011) – The Howard University Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers will host “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” for D.C.-area middle and high schools girls on Friday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the School of Engineering’s Downing Hall Auditorium, 2600 Sixth Street, NW.
The day will begin with a networking breakfast and meet-and-greet for the girls. Dr. Paula Whetsel-Ribeau, First Lady of Howard University, will give the welcoming remarks. Other attendees include the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) members, Howard students, women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as industry professionals.
The day features an array of workshops and hands-on engineering and STEM learning experiences designed to inspire, encourage and enhance interest in STEM. The participants will also get a tour of laboratories and see cutting-edge research projects underway in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences.
“Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” is a nation-wide initiative of the National Engineers Week Foundation. It was established to address the severe underrepresentation of women in the engineering profession.